National Offender Management Service (NOMS)

Java Developer (Full Stack) for NOMS Digital Studio 2

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Important dates
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Published Wednesday 1 February 2017
Deadline for asking questions Friday 3 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Developer
Summary of the work An exciting opportunity for talented, tenacious individuals looking to join our team and take lead in creating world-class services in the Prison and Probation environment. Conducting Service Discovery to identify and deliver high-quality, user-centred products that positively impact the lives of offenders, prison staff and society as a whole.
Latest start date 20/02/2017
Expected contract length SOW001 dated to 30/06/2017. Subsequent SOWs 3 month durations, up to 24 months.
Location Yorkshire and the Humber
Organisation the work is for National Offender Management Service (NOMS)
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with You will be part of a cross disciplinary team consisting of delivery manager, product manager, user researcher, UX designer, content designer, technical architect and developers.
What the specialist will work on As a NOMS Digital Studio developer you'll have strong skills in web development and want to work within multidisciplinary agile teams of developers, designers and researchers focused on products. You'll provide technical leadership, working closely with the wider team to ensure high quality code is delivered in line with the project goals and delivery cycles. You'll work closely with designers to deliver rapid prototypes as well as production code for which you'll ensure high accessibility standards are upheld. We expect familiarity with modern frameworks and languages, as well as working practices such as TDD, continuous integration, continuous delivery and DevOps.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Greenfield Hse, 32 Scotland St, Sheffield, S3 7DQ (with some time in London)
Working arrangements The role is Sheffield based, but there may be travel involved to other regions of the country including London. There is a £5000 limit on travel expenses: expenses will only be covered for meetings outside of Sheffield. Travel between Sheffield and the supplier’s location will not be covered.
Security clearance Basic Clearance required (disclosure scotland)

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • •Experience building server-side web applications and detailed knowledge of at least one programming language (we use a range of languages including Ruby, Python, and Java)
  • •and/or detailed understanding and experience of front-end web development (HTML/CSS/JS)
  • •Outstanding ability to develop efficient, highly optimised and clear code
  • •Understanding of and experience with a range of approaches to testing application code and systems for behaviour and performance
  • •An ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • •Experience working on technical projects within a team
  • •Working knowledge of unix-like operating systems such as Linux and/or Mac OS X
  • •Knowledge of the git version control system
  • •Ability to quickly research and learn new programming tools and techniques
  • •Understanding of the use of Responsive Web Design
  • •Deep knowledge of accessibility standards and developing web products that can be used easily by users with a range of assitive technology needs
  • •Can submit candidate CV to kiah_rose.sheppard@justice.gsi.gov.uk by COP Wednesday 8th February
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • •Mentor and train other developers in a non-line management capacity
  • •Act as a “tech lead” on complex projects, providing support for product and delivery management and pragmatically weighing the complexities involved against the need to act
  • •Experience mentoring or helping colleagues optimise their code
  • •Knowledge of relational and non-relational database systems
  • •System administration and configuration management skills
  • •Experience presenting work at user groups and conferences
  • •Experience of building and scaling high-traffic websites
  • •Experience of handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage
  • •Experience of working with JavaScript libraries to produce data visualisations
  • •Experience of designing and maintaining public HTTP APIs
  • •Experience of handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • •Mentor and train other developers in a non-line management capacity
  • •Act as a “tech lead” on complex projects, providing support for product and delivery management and pragmatically weighing the complexities involved against the need to act
  • •Experience mentoring or helping colleagues optimise their code
  • •Knowledge of relational and non-relational database systems
  • •System administration and configuration management skills
  • •Experience presenting work at user groups and conferences
  • •Experience of building and scaling high-traffic websites
  • •Experience of handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage
  • •Experience of working with JavaScript libraries to produce data visualisations
  • •Experience of designing and maintaining public HTTP APIs
  • •Experience of handling large data sets and scaling their handling and storage
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

30%

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